Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ANP08001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物理科学演習II
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Seminar in Physical Sciences II
Instructor TAGUCHI KEN
タグチ ケン
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues1-4:IAS K112
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Students will do and solve the exercises presented in this course and explain the answers in the seminar.
The class is basically held by face-to-face. When necessary, it is held on Online (simultaneous interactive) using Teams. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students
Keywords Differential equation, Fourier transformation, Dirac delta function 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This seminar provides the fundamental physical mathematics necessary for understanding of the basic physical subjects such as mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, and physical chemistry, in the course of Material Science or the Program of Integrated Physical Sciences. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The goal in this class is to provide the fundamental physical mathematics involved in the basic physics subjects that are necessary for understanding the physical sciences. Students coming out of this class should have a deep conceptual understanding of fundamental physical mathematics and develop the ability to solve the physical problems. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction:
Explanation of the method for this seminar and the goal of this class.
lesson2: What is differential equation?:
The students solve some fundamental exercises on basic differential equations to understand differential equations.
lesson3: First-Order Ordinary Differential Equation 1:
General solving methods for first-order differential equation
lesson4: First-Order Ordinary Differential Equation 1:
General solving methods for first-order differential equation
lesson5: Second-Order Ordinary Differential Equation 1:
General solving methods for second-order differential equation
lesson6: Second-Order Ordinary Differential Equation 2:
Solving some exercises on single harmonic oscillation
lesson7: Second-Order Ordinary Differential Equation 3:
Solving the other exercises of second-order differential equation
lesson8: Dirac Delta Function 1:
Learning the definition of the Dirac delta function and solving the exercises.
lesson9: Dirac Delta Function 2:
Learning the properties of the Dirac delta function and solving the exercises.
lesson10: Fourier Series 1:
Learning the Fourier Series, which is useful for solving the initial-value and boundary-value problems of differential equations.
lesson11: Fourier Series 2:
Solving of practical exercise on the Fourier Series.
lesson12: Fourier Integral:
Learning the Fourier Integral and solving of exercises about oscillation and wave.
lesson13: Partial Differential Equation 1:
Learning about the partial differential equation and solving the exercises.
lesson14: Partial Differential Equation 2:
Solving the physically interesting exercise of partial differential equations such as wave equation and heat conduction equation.
lesson15: Solving the exercises of differential equations typically found in many physical phenomena.

The report will be assigned at the end of semester. 
Handouts will be provided.
Textbook: 和達 三樹 著「物理のための数学」(岩波書店) 
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(More Details) Blackboards and/or whiteboards are used in the seminar to show the solving method of the exercise. 
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Preparation and
Read the textbook and/or handouts very carefully and solve the assigned exercises before the each lesson. Students should take part in the seminar with well preparation for all the exercises so as to make clear the questions. Students should ask questions in the seminar in order to understand the solving method of all the exercises. 
Grading Method Active participation in classes (about 70%) and completion of assignments (about 30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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